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The EPA held a “Public Workshop to Discuss Management of Underground Injection of Carbon Dioxide for Geologic Sequestration Under the Safe Drinking Water Act” last week. I’ve talked about this issue before here. This process continues to not get the attention it deserves as it may drastically effect drinking water quality. The workshop is a…

NRC (part of the NAS) released a report saying that EPA’s risk assessment is bogged down with all the details they don’t know and burdened with assumptions that aren’t helpful. Since they were piling on the agency, they threw in the fact that it was silly to look at chemicals in isolation as opposed to…

A reader (thanks Jen) alerted me to this article on Forbes, The FDA’s Black Box. The basics of the article are that the FDA can’t say anything about drug approvals or non-approvals (or anything else relating to a drug for that matter) if it deals with information that the drug company submitted, since that information…

Let’s just put it in a hole CO2 sequestration has been going forward but only approved as research class wells. The EPA is proposing regulations on how to do it full scale and correctly. This is necessary because the CO2 may have nasty impurities, can move around, is corrosive with water, and is a weak…

As the Buch administration winds down, let’s all brace ourselves for a rush of really bad ideas. For now we have: Let’s make it even harder to set worker safety standards. Let’s see…they’ve done instigated none in 8 years, it must me too easy; we must stop this over regulation! -and- Oh yeah, let’s lie…

EHP has a small report on EPA’s troubled ozone standard that’s worth a look, especially if you don’t know much about the issue. What strikes me is how there is such resistance from regulators to setting a decent standard because it would put too many counties into non-compliance. It’s almost as if there’s this idea…

In The Corporation the film shows how if you considered the attributes of corporations, it could be diagnosed as a psycopath. I see the same thing in the ACC (American Chemistry Council), but frankly, a toddler seems more on the money. They have that same ability to look sweet while ernestly telling you something you…

In today’s New England Journal of Medicine there are two articles worth reading, especially for us critics of the FDA. Playing ‘Kick the FDA’ — Risk Free to Players but Hazardous to Public Health is a good reminder of where the blame needs to go (See also Trying Times at the FDA — The Challenge…

I’m waiting around for a meeting (about animal testing!) and thought I’d share a few things that I’ve been thinking about. 1) While we’re not going to stop using animals for testing in a long time it is a good idea to reduce them where we can and where industry and the public (at-large; I…

There’s something rotten in Bethesda Public Citizen released, and the WaPo reported on, findings that the CPSC manytimes takes six months or more to alert the public of dangerous products. Never fear, says the National Association of Manufacturers, the CPSC only looked at the cases that were in the public record. Oh, well, okay then;…